If a lemon is a bad example, what is a good one?

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    "A peach" or "cherry" work just fine to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ofdesp View Post
    A Peach.
    Except, of course, when one's expressing facetious exasperation, as in: "Well, that's just peaches!"

    English is sooooo confusing.
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    " That is one cherry 63 Vette "

    Peach or cherry both work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig35seven View Post
    " That is one cherry 63 Vette "

    Peach or cherry both work.
    That cherried out peach of a '63 is the Egg McMuffin of all Vettes.
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    I'm 70, and when I was a kid, the expression that something was "a peach" or was "peachy" to express that it was favorable was common among my parent's and grandparent's generations. If an old car was in immaculate condition, it was said to be "cherry". An old firearm in immaculate condition would be considered "cherry" as well. And even back then, "a lemon" was bad! I remember seeing an Edsel that someone was not happy with that had "lemon" written all over it in white shoe polish parked on the street in front of the Edsel dealership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDE101 View Post
    I remember seeing an Edsel that someone was not happy with that had "lemon" written all over it in white shoe polish parked on the street in front of the Edsel dealership.
    Well, you don't see that every day. Heck, even Yugo dealers got better treatment than this. Of course, Yugo owners would simply abandon the darned things where they died or set 'em on fire.
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    Interesting thoughts. However, if you think about it, when something is called "peachy", or "cherry", it is being described with an adjective. "Lemon" is used as a noun describing the item. Yes, you can call something a "peach", but most commonly (at least where I live), that term is bestowed upon a beautiful, elegant, southern belle.
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    my mom always said it's a "doozy" when the referred to some well-built or well made

    The origin of the American slang word "doozy", meaning something excellent or powerful, is either the Duesenberg's (car) nickname, "Duesy", or an older term (derived from earlier slang, "daisy").

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadguy View Post
    Interesting thoughts. However, if you think about it, when something is called "peachy", or "cherry", it is being described with an adjective. "Lemon" is used as a noun describing the item. Yes, you can call something a "peach", but most commonly (at least where I live), that term is bestowed upon a beautiful, elegant, southern belle.
    I always thought of a a luscious young woman as a 'tomato'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig35seven View Post
    I always thought of a a luscious young woman as a 'tomato'.
    i'm seriously afraid to ask why. You might receive a demerit from the admins if you answer lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sig35seven View Post
    I always thought of a a luscious young woman as a 'tomato'.
    i'm seriously afraid to ask why. You might receive a demerit from the admins if you answer lol

    Outside the 'fruit' category, how about the unassuming pancake, as in ...

    "You gorgeous stack o' pancakes, you!"


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    Horse Apples

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    Peach
    Cherry
    Doozy
    Egg McMuffin
    Tomato
    Stack o' Pancakes
    Horse Apples
    ...so far
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    How about Bee's Knees?
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    We're in a pickle, now. Forgot the word 'pickle.' Oops! We're supposed to be finding words to describe the good stuff. My bad.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
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    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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